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Dashcam appeal after man's car hijacked on A251 near Faversham

A driver who offered a give a man a lift had his car hijacked just minutes into the journey.

The victim, a man in his 60s, agreed to drive the suspect from Faversham to Ashford in his blue Volkswagen Polo.

The robbery happened near the M2 turn-off on the A251 at Faversham
The robbery happened near the M2 turn-off on the A251 at Faversham

But while travelling on the A251 towards Ashford, the suspect is said to have assaulted the victim.

He stopped the car in the middle of the road, just before the M2 slip-road for junction 6, and was threatened by the suspect.

The driver got out of the car, and the passenger then drove it away.

The vehicle was found by police in the Lydd area later that day.

Officers have now released an appeal for dashcam footage of the incident, which happened between 4pm and 5pm on Wednesday, August 25.

They believe motorists in the area at the time may have seen what happened or filmed the blue car being driven in the area.

A 52-year-old man from Romney Marsh has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail until Friday, September 17.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01795 419119 quoting 46/157012/21, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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